How to Create a Vision Board (Part 1)

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The law of attraction is an amazing way that you can take control of your life and bring into it what you want to have or to see happen. What you think, feel, and believe all have an underlying energy.

120x600This energy gets projected out into the universe. Even if that energy isn’t a positive one, it will still flow out into the universe. It’s so vital that you try very hard to keep your energy positive.

Because what you put out from you into the universe is what you get back. Negativity energy out really does cause negative things to flow toward you and you certainly don’t want that.

What Is a Vision Board? 

A vision board – some people refer to these boards as a map of life or a Law of Attraction collage – is a board where you put pictures, words and quotes that you’ve found.

These items are a representation of what you want to have happen in your life. The purpose behind having a visual board is for you to draw to yourself the good things that you want.

It’s the power of LOA that makes these things come to pass. On your board, you can put up photos of what you want to do in life. For example, if you never finished college but want to, you would put up pictures and things that deal with that purpose.

Some of these items might be the image of a college or a picture of a smiling person wearing a cap and gown. This board can be as broad as you want it to be.

Everything that you want in life can go on the board, regardless of what it is. If you want a certain kind of home in a particular neighborhood, go ahead and put a photo or image of that home up on your board.

If you currently live in one state but long to move to another, you can put up photos or words that depict the state that you want to move to. It doesn’t even have to be something huge.

If you’d like a particular purse or designer shoes, there’s nothing wrong with putting those up on your board either. Your vision board is unique to your life desires.

If you’d like to go somewhere on vacation because you’ve always wanted to go there but could never afford it or could never get time off from work to go, then you should put that up.

These can be photos and pieces of travel brochures or tourist maps from that vacation spot for your vision board. By creating a vision board, this does not mean that there’s a mythical fairy godmother waiting in the wings to make all of this stuff that you want to happen occur.

What this means is that when you visualize something, you subconsciously begin to alter your life so that it reflects the things that you want as shown on your vision board.

These visuals give a concrete projection to your desires and that enables you to subconsciously go that direction.

Styles for a Vision Board 

While visions boards all usually cover specific areas of life, the boards can be one of several different types. You can make the vision board as unique as you are.

One type of vision board that’s popular is the goal vision board. This one is for people who know exactly what they want in life. This is for people who don’t want to “graduate college” but specifically want to “graduate college with a teaching degree in Science.”

These boards are not as open as other boards because they’re not open to things that steer you away from your goal. When you’re doing a goal specific board, you’ll want to choose visuals that reflect these exact goals.

The next kind of vision board is the open to change board. This board is for people who struggle to specifically identify what they want to attract to their life. They’re seeking something, but they can’t really name what it they’re seeking.

For example, they’re seeking happiness, but they don’t know what it would take to make them happy. These kinds of boards can be fantastic image tools because they can lead the person who doesn’t know what they truly want to attract to discover what it is.

To create these boards, you simply look for the images and words that speak to you. It doesn’t matter what it is. For some people, discovering this kind of board has led to making career changes or making a move that brought them profound joy after they realized their images were leading them in a certain direction.

Another kind of vision board is an area board. These boards are for people who desire to use the Law of Attraction with a particular area of their life. For example, if they’ve had a string of bad relationships they can choose to create a relationship board.

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For this board, they would use images depicting the kind of relationship they wanted to be in and the aspects of that relationship. These boards are good to use for people that feel that their lives are already utilizing the LOA except in this one area.

Some people have discovered that whatever area needed changing usually held some level of negative energy. Once they created the board, they were able to see what they’d been attracting and how creating the board led to getting what they wanted instead.

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Supplies You’ll Need for Your Vision Board

The first item that you’ll have to get in order to create the vision board is poster board. You can find this at stores such as Target or Walmart usually in the stationery or the school aisle.

Some people use the tri-fold presentation type boards. Whatever you get, just make sure that the board is durable. After you get the board, you need a list of what you want to attract in life.

These wants should be a list of everything that you imagine for yourself in the areas that affect you. For example, you could have a list dealing with your job or career, your education, your finances and your health.

Depending on how many areas you want to include on your board, you may need to use an extra large one – or some people use more than one board and each board is divided by category.

What some people do is take a large square board and they cut it into a big circle. Then they divide that circle like you would the slices of a pizza. Each slice represents an area of life.

In the center of the board is a circle that holds either a photo of the person creating the board or an image or phrase that’s particularly meaningful. Once you have the board, you’ll need to start gathering your images and any quotes or words relating to your goals that you want for the board.

One good way to find images is through the use of magazines. If you don’t have a wide variety of magazines at home already, you don’t want to make the mistake of rushing out to buy a big selection of them because it can be too expensive to buy them individually.

Some magazines now cost almost five dollars per monthly edition. So you’re doing to want to find some free or cheap ones to use for the board. Many libraries offer free magazines because patrons donate magazines. The library usually gives these away.

The ones that don’t give them away will often offer them at very little cost from five to ten cents per copy. You can also get slightly out of date magazines from doctor’s offices or other places just by asking.

Some schools and colleges pitch magazines that were unused at the end of every school year so you might want to ask about getting those. Also, you can contact magazine publishers and ask for a free sample.

Many of them still do that. Brochures with images on them that you might like are also available from hair salons, car dealerships, real estate offices and more.  In today’s world of technology though, you can also print out any image that you find that you feel suits your LOA desires.

Some of the stock photo sites have great images on a variety of topics that you can buy fairly cheaply to use for your board. Or, you can just print out images you find on the Internet.

While it can be tempting to start putting the board together as you gather the images, you don’t want to do that. You want to completely finish gathering all of the images you need first before you start to work on the layout.

You’ll need scissors to use for cutting out images of magazines and other print media. You’ll also need an adhesive to make the images stick to the poster board.

You don’t want to use regular kid’s school glue because this type of glue has a tendency to over-saturate the images. Even if you’re careful to use only a little bit, the glue can still make the images take on a wrinkled appearance.

Instead of school glue, you can use either photo adhesive, dots or squares carried in the craft or photography section of many retail stores. Some people use glue sticks or rubber cement and those will work just as well.

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